Portales couple charged with child abuse

Freedom New Mexico A Portales couple is in jail, charged with abusing their 10-year-old daughter. Mern and Athena Shepard, both 33 years old, are charged with felony abuse of a child, according to a press release from Portales police. They are being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on $5,000 bonds. A school referral […]

Man stabbed at party

Freedom New Mexico An Albuquerque man is in stable condition at a Lubbock Hospital after being stabbed during a party at a Clovis residence Saturday. Police were called around 3 a.m. to the 100 block of Herb Street for a report of a fight in the street in front of a residence, records show. Capt. […]

President proves history repeats

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Although I am no historian, I do have an interest in what happened and why, especially involving big economic events of the past. One such event is The Great Depression. I just attended a superb weeklong conference at Cato University, where not only did I present a couple […]

Couple sought in dognapping

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Larry Rogers of the Clovis Animal Shelter replaces a sign Wednesday to the gate that got ran into by a car after a person took their dogs from the shelter and attempted to leave in their car. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis couple is facing charges for […]

June 7 Engagements

Price-Plummer Jeff and Diane Queener of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacy Price of Texico, to Wade Plummer, of Floyd, son of Renee Haught and Bill Plummer of Arizona. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. June 20 at The Rose Garden on State Rd. 77. A reception will […]

April 5, 2009 Wedding

New Shelia R. New of Clovis and Richard L. New of Clovis were joined in marriage Friday, March 27, 2009. The Rev. Kyle from First Methodist Church in Farwell performed the simple ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Elvester Widemon and Joyce Wolf both of Dekalb, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Ralph […]

April 5, 2009 Engagements

Mitchell-White Lynda Mitchell of Tyler, Texas announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Rebekah Ann Mitchell of Portales to Weston J. White of Portales, son of Calvin and Lynda White of Grady. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 23, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Portales. A reception will […]

March 22, 2009 Anniversaries

Creiglow Roy A. Creiglow and Saundra L. Creiglow of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. March 29, 2009, in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The celebration will be hosted by their son Keith Creiglow and his wife, Leah. The couple was married March 29, 1959, in Lancaster, Ohio. They have 5 children, 13 […]

Air Force families boost area home sales

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Weichert Realtor Carolyn Spence discusses shelving in 2nd Lt. Jon Clark and his wife Hailey’s new home in Clovis. Jon has been reassigned to Cannon Air Force Base. The couple is one of many Cannon families looking for homes in Clovis and Portales. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When […]

March 8, 2009 Engagements

Cloe-Wyatt Rick and Lena Cloe of Tahoka, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krista Cloe of Lubbock, to Chris Lucas, of Lubbock, son of Riene Wyatt of Clovis and Daryl Lucas of Macksville, Kan. The couple will exchange vows

March 1, 2009 Engagements

Cloe-Lucas Rick and Lena Cloe of Tahoka, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krista Cloe of Lubbock, to Chris Lucas, of Lubbock, son of Riene Wyatt of Clovis and Daryl Lucas of Macksville, Kan. The couple will exchange vows

Couple spins wool the old-fashioned way

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Lloyd Maness of Corona demonstrates how to spin wool on a castle-type spinning wheel Tuesday at the New Mexico Ag Expo in Portales. Maness has been spinning wool for a year and a half. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A $1,500 men’s three-piece wool suits contains $15 worth of […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Engagements

Southern-Encinias Max Baca and Judy Southern, both of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda LeAnn Southern to Phillip Ray Encinias, both of Clovis. He is the son of Rubel and Judith Encinias of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows March 7, 2009 at 200 E. 7th in Portales. A reception […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Engagements

Britain-Riley Ricky and Sherrie Britain of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla JoAnn Britain of Clovis to Cage Win Riley of Clovis. He is the son of Russell and Elainea Riley of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows March, 28, 2009, at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. A reception will […]

Couple shares high hopes for Obama’s presidency

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales residents and Barack Obama supporters Oscar and Sandra Robinson look at a copy of the Washington Post’s article on Obama’s win in the presidential election. They were touched by Obama’s inauguration Tuesday. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “He is the product of the struggle of all people in […]

Couple stays true to name, tradition

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Freddie (left) and Al Jolly of Clovis have been the driving forces behind the Cannon Air Force Base Single Airmen Christmas Dinner since its beginning six years ago. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections “’Tis the season to be jolly,” says former airman Al Jolly, and he and his wife, Freddie, […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Anniversaries

Griggs Garland and Sue Griggs of Tucumcari will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The couple was married Dec. 16, 1948, in Clovis. They have five children, 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is retired from the U.S Postal Service. She is a retired homemaker and retired daycare provider. Fitz Rex and Charlene Fitz […]

Poor cotton harvest doesn’t deter couple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Houston and Mary Lee’s family has farmed cotton on land west of Floyd for five generations. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County’s cotton scene has nearly disappeared, and this season’s crop fell below usual amounts, according to two farmers. Mary and Houston Lee, who live near Floyd, said […]

Portales couple arrested on child pornography charges

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Courtesy photo Michael Gilpin, 57, is charged with 100 counts of sexual exploitation of children, 18 counts of conspiracy to commit sexual exploitation of children and tampering with evidence. Freedom New Mexico A Portales couple was arrested Tuesday on more than 150 child pornography charges, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s […]

11/30 Anniversaries

Donahey Bobby Jack and Donna Lea Castle-Donahey of Texico will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married Nov. 30, 1968, in Clovis. They have two children and the grandchildren. He is a farmer. She is a retired banker.